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The nonprofit advocacy group that has stamped its privacy seal of approval on nearly 2,000 Web sites will team up with a dozen major Internet companies to launch a consumer education campaign. TRUSTe plans to announce its "Privacy Partnership 2000 Campaign" . . .

The e-privacy boondongle

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J. Edgar Hoover would have been darned proud of Carnivore, the secret cyber-snooping technology that the FBI seemingly lifted straight from the pages of George Orwell's "1984." That's enough to give me a case of the heebie-jeebies. The existence of this . . .

Linux users still vulnerable to snoops

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In Linux, there is no system registry, so there is no easy way for companies to track much information about you. The prospect of software in Linux sending information without my knowledge, while possible, hardly seemed worth worrying about. That is, . . .